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November 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Pedestrian hit by light-rail train in Seattle

UPDATE 7:00 P.M.| According to the Seattle Police Department’s account, a pedestrian in his 30s is lucky his face was the only part of his body a Sound Transit train hit Monday evening.

Seattle police say that at about 5 p.m., a man detectives believe was under the influence of alcohol and drugs was walking eastbound on South Holly Street when a northbound South Transit train struck him in the face and knocked him backward.

The man only suffered a minor facial injury, said Seattle fire spokesman Kyle Moore, and was taken to Harborview for treatment.

UPDATE 5:55 P.M.| The Seattle Fire Department said its medics took a man in his 40s from the accident scene to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition after he was struck in the face by the train.

ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police are reporting that a male pedestrian has been struck by a Sound Transit light-rail train at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Holly Street in Seattle.

Sound Transit service was initially stopped in both directions, but regular operations resumed at about 5:45 p.m. with minor delays.

We will add information to this post as it becomes available.

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